Sunday, December 1, 2013

Night Moves by Andrea Smith Blog Tour and Review

There's a new Alpha in town… and he's a Brit!

Darcy Nicole Sheridan, is 22 years-old, beautiful, single, spirited, sexy and  - spoiled. She knows that about herself. Raised by wealthy (and doting) parents as an only child, Darcy pretty much coasts through life until her heart was inexplicably broken by her boyfriend, Darin.

To ease the pain, Darcy flies to Belize over the holidays fully intending to wallow in self-pity and distance herself from her ex. Her pity party is short-lived however, after observing a very handsome, very intriguing man on the beach. Darcy becomes the focus of the smokin' hot, wealthy and somewhat mysterious 'E.J.'

Soon she finds herself entangled with an alpha like no other…  Her world is rocked by a series of events that will forever change the course of her life, showing her what love is all about; and forcing her to come to terms with hidden sexual pleasures only one man could fulfill…

"Love of a Lifetime"
"The Search is Over"
"You are so Beautiful"
Joe Cocker 
"Viva La Vida"
"Wrecking Ball" (Cover)
Madilyn Bailey
"Rolling in the Deep"
"Set Fire to the Rain"
"Where Does My Heart Beat Now"
Celine Dion
The Cars
"We've Got Tonight"
Bob Seger
"Night Moves"
Bob Seger
Rolling Stones
"All of Me"
John Legend
"Fuck Me Pumps"
Amy Winehouse
"Unbreak My Heart"
Toni Braxton


Easton (Jamison) Matthews
Easy E
33 years
½ British & ½ American (Mother is British/Father is American)
Mogul; Founder & CEO of Baronton Holdings
Hair color:
Dark brown/black
Eye color:
British blue-blood (Baron);  Older half brother to Taz Matthews (Love Plus One);  Piercings
Darcy (Nicole) Sheridan
22 years
Recent College graduate; BA in International Marketing
Hair color:
Medium brown (naturally wavy)
Eye color:
Best friend with Lindsey (Love Plus One);  Only child of wealthy parents;  Piercings

“He leaned in, his lips brushing my ear. “Baby,” he said in a rough whisper, "I want to fuck you in the worst way possible.  What I don't want is to be some revenge fuck of yours in order to get back at your cheating boyfriend who you'll most likely get back with before you land in D.C. I'm not that guy, babe. When I fuck you there will be no doubt in your mind as to who you're with and why you're with me, understand?”

“I’ve a tendency to try and lead when slow-dancing,” I warned him. His lips twitched, and amusement glimmered darkly in his eyes.
“You have no worries there; I don’t intend to allow that,” he responded softly. “You’ll learn to follow, I promise.”

“This was a man who could shatter me at will. I mean, look what he'd done with my resolve to be professional. Where'd that go? He'd splintered it the moment he started telling me those things at the restaurant. I could already feel the slow fractures begin to confetti my thoughts.”

“Is that what you really think? Do you truly believe that you've been fucking a dangerous sociopath?"
"No," I stated firmly. "I think I've been fucking someone who doesn't know who or what he is, much less what he wants. I think he's someone that has some baggage he hasn't dealt with which is a shame, because he's almost perfect otherwise”

“He pushed a little voice into his whisper, giving it an almost mellifluous, lyrical sound, “I’m going to fuck you like I would Bianca. I’m going to speak to you like you are Bianca. And I’m going to use you like I would Bianca.”
I felt his lips on the spot right below my ear. “Are you frightened?”

“Still want to scream, love?” He asked as I felt that finger lazily masturbate me.
“Yes,” I let out ragged breath, shooting him a hard glare.
“But you’re so wet, Darcy.” He told me, his eyes on where his hand was, watching my hips subtly lift and fall to his momentum. Easton looked up at me, giving a pirate’s grin, “Or am I to call you Bianca this evening?”

“I raised my chin, defiantly. “Do it.” I challenged him.
He looked back at me, in wonder... an easy smile resting on his lips. Something flashed in his eyes as he continued studying me, and before he was aware of it, I saw a vague and saddened disappointment reflect through his eyelashes.”

“Did you fuck me because I looked like her?" I asked quietly.
"Yes," he whispered, not taking his eyes from mine.
"Are you holding me now because I look like her?" I felt the adrenaline catch fire in my veins, afraid of his answer but needing to know the truth.

“You're being an ass," I snapped, hoping to get his ire up, along with anything else on him that cared to rise to the occasion.
"I am an ass," he spat, "You should've figured that out a long time ago. I don't want to be an ass - not 

“He omitted the fact that I looked a lot like the last woman he may actually have truly cared for. I mean, yeah, he told me that I wasn’t anything like Lacee... but what about Bianca friggin’ Templeton? And then he just walks out of my life, expecting me to never have figured it out and call him out on that kind of bullshit? Yeah... fuck that and fuck him. It’s time a woman takes him down a few pegs.”

“Careful, sweetheart.” Eli replied, as he leaned up against my bedroom dresser, “You’re starting to sound like one of those ‘Hell hath no fury like a lover scorned’ girls who sit up in their attic, planning some poor schmuck’s demise.”

I considered that for a good second, looking down at the carpet. “This isn’t about that, Eli.” I finally said. “It’s about being lied to by someone who was clearly using me as a stand-in for...what? Prolong an ended relationship? To use me as some sort of fantasy in bed, so he can fuck ‘the one that got away’?” I looked back over at him.

He shrugged. “I don’t know. And maybe it’s better that we don’t know.” He walked over to me, putting his hands on my shoulders, “I don’t get it. One minute, I could swear you love the guy; the next minute you’ve got this “evil vixen” thing going that I can’t comprehend.”

I couldn’t say anything to that. I didn’t even fully understand why I was reacting the way I was.

Eli pulled away from me, crossing his arms. “A piece of advice, Darce? When it comes fucking someone over... Don’t fuck with someone who knows how to fuck you harder.”

No one breaks Darcy Sheridan's heart, at least she always thought that was the case until catching her boyfriend with another woman.  In an effort to runaway from the pain and questions, Darcy hightails it to Belieze and encounters one of the most seductive men she will ever meet. Although their obvious chemistry goes nowhere other than a few choice conversations and one intimate moment, until they meet again.

Easton Matthews doesn't do relationships, but he certainly wants something with Darcy.  Having been burned once, Easton will never put himself in that position again, but Darcy pushes every boundary he has erected and even though she passes each test he puts forth, Easton seems intent on letting her go eventually. Will Easton realize what he truly has before it is too late?

I think the one thing that surprised me the most about this story was Easton's vulnerability.  When you meet him, he is strong, cocky, and controls the tempo of the book, but underneath is a layer of hurt that he has pushed aside. I thought Darcy was a perfect compliment to Easton, she can be snappy, give back as good as she gets and keeps Easton on his toes.  Excellent story.  Can't wait for the next book in series.




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Andrea Smith is an Ohio native, currently residing in southern Ohio.  Ms. Smith is the mother of two grown sons; grandmother of four.  The 'Baby Series' trilogy is Ms. Smith's first self-published work.  Having previously been employed as an executive for a global corporation, Ms. Smith decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her life-long dream of writing fiction.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, sounds like an intense and complicated relationship! Thanks for the excerpt and review!